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Victor Julius Schuback, 85, formerly of Orofino

      Victor Julius Schubach, 85, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013, from a head injury sustained in a fall. He was born in Orofino March 4, 1928. He attended Banner Grade School in Orofino with his twin sister, Nadean Kubicek, older sister June Pomerinke and younger brother William Schubach. He graduated from Orofino High School in 1946.

     He worked at White Pine Lumber Mill in Orofino until he was drafted. He served in the U.S. Army in Schweinfurt, Germany, from 1950-1952. He enjoyed riding his Indian Chief motorcycle as a young man and fishing in Whiskey Creek and Orofino Creek from childhood to adulthood. He brought home many tasty fish and was an excellent hunter. He always got a deer and fed his young family well during many financially difficult years. He married Beverly Plett in 1952 and they later divorced. They had two daughters, Pam Moore and Gail Jensen.

     After returning from Germany, Victor again worked at the White Pine Lumber Mill in Orofino until 1959. The family moved to San Jose, CA, in 1960 and to Boise in 1964. In 1968, the family moved to Lewiston, where Victor went to work for the Lewiston Post Office as a clerk and retired in 1991. He enjoyed walking on the dikes for exercise and formed a friendship with some ducks he fed, who came waddling to meet him when they saw him approaching. Victor donated 49 pints of blood through the Red Cross to support the good work the group does. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for many years.

     Victor married Yvonne Diddock Johnston June 28, 1980, and they lived on Normal Hill until his death. He and Yvonne enjoyed short road trips, dancing and the Oregon Coast. In 1995, they made a wonderful trip to Rarotonga in the South Pacific and enjoyed the beauty of the island. They also made a trip to Hawaii about 10 years ago.

     He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; his sister, June; his brother, Bill and his wife, Prudy; his brother-in-law, Pete Kubicek; his two daughters and son-in-law, Gail Jensen, Pam and husband Chris Moore; stepchildren Rick Stevenson, Jeff and wife Bonnie Stevenson, Lori and husband John Jordan, and Yvette and husband Don Entus. He has seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Florence Schubach, his twin sister, Nadean Kubicek and his brother-in-law, Floyd Pomerinke.

     There will be a small, family graveside service. The family requests no flowers, but a donation to the St. Joseph's Family Hospice could be made in his memory.

Transcribed by Michal Berreth-Beck

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